Sally Hopkins Jacobs ’69 made a virtual return to campus on April 27th to speak via Zoom with the Middle School Diversity, Outreach, and Allies Clubs. A veteran Boston journalist, Sally is finishing her second book Althea, a biography of tennis champion Althea Gibson and the moment she broke the color barrier in 1950, due to be released in 2023.
One hundred and sixty parents, alumni, grandparents, employees, and friends raised over $37,000 last week during Calvert’s spring giving drive, “Here Comes the Sun.” Launched on Thursday, April 21, the annual fundraising initiative spanned 48 hours, during which time the Calvert community exceeded the drive’s 100-donor goal and proved that there are sunnier days ahead!
Yale University recently announced Calvert alumna Isabelle Webster ’13 as one of three recipients of this year’s Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award, an honor that is given annually to senior student-athletes “whose character exemplifies selfless devotion along with compassion and concern for their team and the community at Yale and beyond.”
In recognition of the Calvert 125 campaign’s success, more than 150 Calvert alumni, donors, administrators, and community members gathered at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) on Wednesday, April 20, to reflect on the School’s historic achievements and launch a full year of anniversary events.
Students across both divisions enjoyed lessons related to ecology, conservation, and sustainability earlier this month, April 19-22, as the School recognized Earth Week 2022. Organized by members of the Calvert School science team with assistance from student environmental stewards, Earth Week 2022 encouraged the girls and boys to celebrate the beautiful world they inhabit while being mindful of their effects on it.
Educator and public speaker Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees and Masterminds and Wingmen, spoke about the importance of strong leadership and emotional intelligence with the Calvert community on Thursday, April 7, during three sessions focused on the school experiences of children ages 10 to 15 years old.
On March 22, Calvert announced the class years advancing to the Elite Eight of our reunion giving challenge. The next round will see face-off matches between the following classes: 1937 and 1997, 1967 and 1987, 1962 and 1971, and last but not least, 1952 and 1992.
Calvert Eighth Graders returned to Sandy Point State Park and the shores of the Chesapeake Bay this week as part of the School's sixth year participating in the Cool Schools Plunge, a fundraiser in support of Special Olympics Maryland. As part of the challenge, students were tasked with raising at least $50 each to benefit the non-profit organization, and our Mighty Bees went above and beyond, raising more than $11,000 total.
From the early days of Head Master Virgil Hillyer, author of “A Child’s History of the World,” to the Reflection speeches of today, learning to write has been central to the Calvert School mission for nearly 125 years.
Twelve members of Calvert’s Coed A squash team traveled to Philadelphia earlier this month to compete in this year’s U.S. Squash Middle School Team Championships, where the boys claimed third place in their division and the girls took first in their consolation bracket. Accompanied by Athletic Director Sarah Dennison and Coach Mary Alice Lears, the Calvert students were the only Baltimore team to participate.
Nine Calvert Middle Schoolers displayed their knowledge of Latin, classics, and mythology against high schoolers this month while competing in the virtual Fifth Annual Duke University Certamen on February 19.
One year since adapting The Addams Family into a virtual musical experience, our Middle School performers returned to the Lower School auditorium this month with a spellbinding production of Into the Woods Jr., Calvert’s first in-person Middle School musical since the pandemic began. The cast and crew debuted the Middle School musical in a series of four shows between February 23 and February 26, beginning with two matinees for their classmates before opening the auditorium doors to family members.
On Thursday, February 3, Courtenay Compton McGowen ’58 shared her insights with her virtual talk, “Dragons: Myth and Reality.” Courtenay explored the history of dragons worldwide and highlighted that this universal archetype has roots in almost every culture. Representations of dragons were compared using imagery from European, Ethiopian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other sources.
Head men’s lacrosse coach for University of California-Berkeley Ned Webster ’88 and his Calvert classmate Mike Allen ’88, head coach for men’s lacrosse at University of California Santa Barbara, were profiled in USA Lacrosse Magazine.
Calvert Fifth and Seventh Graders shone last Saturday, February 12, during the First Lego League (FLL) Qualifying Tournament at McDonogh School, holding their own against older students and earning the Judges Award, respectively.
Calvert School will debut Into the Woods Jr. in person at the Lower School auditorium later this month, February 25 and 26, as our annual winter musical for 2022. Created by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods rolls the storylines of some of the oldest and most beloved Brothers Grimm fables and the characters you know and love into one well-crafted performance.
Lower and Middle School students took off on a whirlwind trip round the world this week for International Week, a five-day celebration of diverse cultures, languages, foods, and lifestyles around the globe. A Calvert tradition for more than a decade, this year’s virtual event began on January 31 and highlighted five international locales: Australia, Namibia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and China.
Congratulations to alumni from the Calvert Class of 2018 on approaching the next phase of their educational journey! We are so pleased to share 19 exciting early college decisions from this remarkable class, and we look forward to highlighting even more students as decision season continues.
For our youngest students, and even our little learners in Kiddie Calvert, math begins with recognition and awareness. Long before they encounter formal math programs, all boys and girls unknowingly experiment with mathematical principles.